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Forty Fort in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forty-Fort

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2018
1. Forty-Fort Marker
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Built on this site 1770. Named from the first forty pioneers, enlarged 1777, protected the inhabitants when the British and Indians invaded the settlement June 1778. From it July third 1778, the militia under Col. Zebulon Butler marched to the enemy. Defeat and the Massacre of Wyoming followed. It capitulated under Col. Nathan Denison July fourth 1778.

Erected October 19, 1900.


 
Erected 1900 by Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersForts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1778.
 
Location. 41° 16.734′ N, 75° 52.326′ W. Marker is in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling north on River Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 River Street, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2018
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within walking distance of this marker. The Fort in Forty Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); What on Earth is a Levee? (within shouting distance of this marker); Trailing Along (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the First Residents' Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Fort Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Bird (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forty Fort.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Wyoming Valley. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Neighbor vs. Neighbor in the Wyoming Valley. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2018
3. Forty-Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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